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Safe Stacking

To keep china lustrous, protect it even while it sits on the shelf. When dishes are stacked, the bottom of one can scratch the one beneath it; placing a "cushion" between them reduces risk. Buy separators at housewares stores, or cut rounds just smaller than the plates from felt or acid-free paper. A shortcut: Use thin, inexpensive paper plates between pieces of china.

Comments (2)

  • Bella156 6 Mar, 2012

    I've used paper coffee filters, or white paper towel. I've done it for years, and it really works.

  • ragsangle 19 Feb, 2012

    I used thin bubblewrap because it was on hand from packages I ordered. Just cut out template with pinking shears. It worked wonderful. I also wrapped pieces of cardboard with the bubblewrap secured with tape to place between my china. It worked great!
    Thanks for the tip!